A source that is tracking the developments inside the IPL 2022 has revealed that RCB is targeting Shreyas Iyer as a captain for their team. However, KKR and PBKS will also try to bid for him in the upcoming mega auction. Iyer played admirably in the previous IPL season and looked in great form. Hence, it is understood that franchises will try to outbid each other to get their hands on this star player.

“After Virat Kohli stepped down as RCB captain, the team was keen on appointing Iyer as their new leader. Expect them to make a strong bid for the Mumbaikar during the auction in Bangalore next month. In the auction, the Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings are also likely to bid for him, “the source stated. He was dismissed by the Delhi Capitals and wasn’t included in their retention for the upcoming season.

In other news, Joe Root, who had shown interest in joining the mega auction for IPL 2022, has said that he will prioritise his country and their test team more than the league. “There’s a lot we need to accomplish for this squad, and it deserves all of my efforts. I’ll continue to make as many sacrifices as I can because I care so much about Test cricket in our country and getting us to where we want to be. It’s tough to persuade people I’m the right man when you’ve been thrashed as badly as we have on this trip. However, I can assure you that as long as I have the opportunity to captain this team, I will put everything into it and give everything-for to everyone who supports us, for the folks around me, and for the players to try to create an atmosphere that allows us to succeed, “Root stated.